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48.5. State Disability Resources

Arlington County Accessible Housing Bulletin
A new Accessible Housing Bulletin is available to provide up-to-date information about accessible housing in Arlington, VA. Arlington has a number of new and existing developments that include committed affordable and market rate units with accessible features. Through this newsletter, you will receive information about the available unit, the rent, income restriction (if any), the apartment community and how to apply.


Arlington County Disability Resource Guide
Phone: (703) 228-1700
This directory of services and resources for Arlingtonians with disabilities is designed as a source of information and assistance for people with disabilities, their families and friends, and all who work with them.


Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
Phone: (800) 552-5019
The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, in collaboration with community partners, provides and advocates for resources and services to improve the employment, quality of life, security, and independence of older Virginians, Virginians with disabilities, and their families. Under Services to People with Disabilities, you'll find information on employment through vocational rehabilitation, the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income Disability Programs through our Disability Determination Services, and available services to enhance community living for persons with disabilities. There also is extensive information on assistive technology to benefit persons with disabilities and the State's network of Employment Services Organizations.


disAbility Law Center of Virginia
Phone: 800-552-3962 or 804-225-2042
We help with disability-related problems like abuse, neglect, and discrimination. We also help people with disabilities obtain services and treatment. All callers receive help with these problems. Individuals with problems, targeted in our program goals, may also receive advocacy services and/or legal representation.


Fairfax County Services for People with Disabilities
Phone: (703) 324-5421
The Department of Family Services' Disability Services Planning & Development (DSPD) promotes the self-sufficiency and well-being of people with disabilities through advocacy, education, and solution management so that people of all abilities can fully participate in our community.


Prince William County Committee for Persons with Disabilities
Phone: (703) 792-7649
The Prince William County Committee for Persons with Disabilities (PWC CFPD) was established in 1987 as an advisory group to the Board of County Supervisors (BOCS) on disability issues. Its primary purpose is to recommend to the BOCS ways and means by which the County may be more responsive to the needs of citizens with disabilities.


STAR - Specialized Transit for Arlington Residents
Phone: (703) 892-8747
Arlington's pre-arranged reserved trip paratransit service is STAR - Specialized Transit for Arlington Residents.


Therapeutic Recreation Prevention Intervention Office
Phone: (703) 228-4740
Provide Arlington County residents who are at-risk, have a disability, special need, and/or activity restrictions the opportunity to increase their quality of life through recreation and leisure pursuits, thereby achieving a fulfilling leisure lifestyle.


Virginia Assistive Technology System
Phone: (804) 662-9990
Contact: Robert Krollman
The Virginia Assistive Technology System (VATS) is a statewide systems change project established in 1990 and committed to improving the quality of life for all Virginians by increasing awareness and accessibility of assistive technology. Through a variety of consumer driven activities and programs, information and technical assistance are provided on devices, services and funding resources.


Virginia Easy Access
Phone: (800) 552-3402
Virginia Easy Access provides individuals and caregivers information about public benefits and programs and includes a variety of informative topics of interest to seniors and adults with disabilities. This website allows people to search for specific services in each community. Content includes imbedded links that lead the user to more information on every topic.


Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center
Phone: (800) 345-9972 
The Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center is the first state-owned and operated comprehensive rehabilitation center in the country. Staff at WWRC provide training and therapy to people with disabilities to enable them to re-enter the work force and live more independently. Services include: Assistive Technology Communication Services Occupational Therapy Outpatient Services Physical Therapy Physicians and Nursing Services Psychological Services Short Term Rehabilitation Unit (STRU) Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Program Supported Living Services (SLS). Also hosts ERGYS* 2 Rehabilitation System, a specially designed, computerized stationary bike uses low-level electrical stimulation to allow people with little or no voluntary leg movement to actively pedal a stationary bike.

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